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3M Occupational Health & Environmental Safety Division

3M Protective Apparel Product Guide

Enhancing

Worker Protection From


HeadFromto Toe

The power to protect your world.

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Maximizing both the output of your workers and their


protection, health and safety is an ongoing challenge.
Implementing and enforcing the use of protective apparel can be difficult.
How do you know you are providing adequate protection for your workforce?
How can you help safeguard workers with the least amount of restriction to
on-the-job performance?

Presenting
3M Protective Apparel Solutions
A broad range of protective disposable coveralls and accessories designed for user comfort
and constructed for quality and protection.
B
 uilt to global protection standardsthe only U.S. protective apparel line offering whole
suit CE certification*
Industry-leading design and comfort features help optimize protection from workplace
hazards with enhanced comfort and freedom of movement
F rom a worldwide leader in occupational safety, offering a full line of compatible respirators,
safety goggles and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to meet your needs

Opportunity
Workers are more likely to practice proper usage and wear and to
function their best if protective apparel is comfortable and suited to
conditions of their environment
When you choose 3M Protective Apparel, our experts become your experts. Well guide you
through a product assessment to help determine which level of protection is right for your job,
helping to improve worker safety and compliance.
Based on your identified hazards and risk assessment well help you:

Review identified site hazard(s)

Select adequate and suitable PPE

Train your workers on proper donning and doffing procedures

bls.gov/news.release/osh.t06.htm

*While there are not yet regulations for Protective Coveralls in the U.S., 3M holds its products to
the CE/European standards for proven effectiveness in protecting against industrial hazards

FACT
In the goods producing
sector of industry, which
includes manufacturing,
construction, and natural
resources and mining, skin
diseases/disorders rank
as the #2 leading cause of
incidence rates and nonfatal
occupational illnesses.1
Protective apparel is a key
factor in improving safety.
Yet such garments are only
effective if they are worn
consistently and matched to
the hazards of the job.

Protective Garments
to Fit Your Needs

Product Selector* Match your protection level to the demands of the job
Is the contaminant hazardous?
Yes
Do you require protection from
liquids or particles?

Particles
(Type 5)

Contact with sparks/flame?

Liquids

No
Splash
(Type 6)

Type of Exposure

Taped seams?

No
Is low linting
critical?

Heat stress?
Jets
(Type 3)

Yes
Not for primary flame
protection use only over
an Index 2/3 material

Anti-static
required?

Spray
(Type 4)
Check
chemical
data

4570 TBD

4565

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

4535
4540+

4510
4545

4565

4510
4535
4545

4515

4520
4530

4530

*This product selector is intended to provide guidance on key features of the 3M product range. The products shown highlight some
of the products which may be considered but product suitability will depend on the particular situation and products selection should
always be made only by a competent person knowledgeable of the actual working conditions and limitations of the PPE.

The 3M Protective Apparel Difference


Three panel hood design on
most models for compatibility
with complementary PPE

Contains no components made


from natural rubber latex

Two-way zipper for


on/off convenience

Extra material in arms


and legs for more
freedom of movement

Knit cuffs and elasticized waist


and ankles on most models for
increased comfort and mobility

Hooded and collared options


available on most models

Seamless shoulder and sleeve tops for increased


comfort and fewer entry points for contaminants

Storm flap on all coveralls to help


provide additional protection

Available in a variety of sizes

Backed by 3M global technical


capabilities and support
Opportunities for customization
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3M Protective
Coveralls

SMS Fabrics
Advanced, breathable,
lightweight materials that reduce
heat build-up and promote
comfortable wear are a key
feature of these coveralls. All
models are available in hooded
and collared versions, have antistatic treatment on both sides
and have knit cuffs and elastic
waist and ankles for increased
comfort and mobility unless
otherwise noted.
SMS
A breathable fabric that offers a
good barrier against hazardous
3. Candex standard / 4515
particles and limited liquid splashes.

3M Protective Coverall 4515

3M Protective Coverall 4520

Entry level hazardous


dust protection

Increased protection
and enhanced
comfort

Available in four colors

3. Candex standard / 4515

Helps protect
against certain light
liquid splashes and
hazardous dusts
4. Candex Ultra
/ 4520

This model available only in a hooded


version and not designed with antistatic coating or knit cuffs. Cuffs are
elastic for a secure fit.

3M Protective Coverall 4530


T reated to provide
secondary flame
resistance against heat
and flames*
SMMS
Breathable fabric that offers a good
barrier against certain limited liquid
splashes and hazardous particles.

Helps protect against


certain light liquid
splashes and hazardous
dusts
Reinforced gusset for
increased durability

SMMMS
Offers increased breathability and
a good barrier against hazardous
particles and limited liquid splashes.
4. Candex Ultra
/ 4520

*Coverall must be worn over primary FR garment and is not to


be worn next to skin when true FR is required. Warning: cuffs
are not flame resistant and must be worn under gloves.

3M Protective
Coveralls

Laminates
Constructed of quality nonwoven laminated materials
that are low-linting with antistatic treatment on both sides,
these coveralls provide reliable
performance. Models available
in a hooded and collared option
and feature knit cuffs and elastic
waist and ankles for increased
comfort and mobility unless
otherwise noted.
Microporous PE Laminate
Offers a good barrier against
hazardous particles and liquid
splashes, while the micropores allow
for some breathability.

Non-microporous PE Laminate
Offers a good barrier against
hazardous particles and liquids.

3M Protective Coverall 4510

3M Protective Coverall 4535

E ntry level splash


and dust protection

Performance combined with


enhanced breathability

Helps protect against


certain light liquid splashes
and hazardous dusts

H
 elps protect against certain light
liquid splashes and hazardous
dusts, including nuclear particles
Large breathable, SMMMS fabric
back panel helps improve air
ventilation and reduce heat build-up
4. Candex Ultra
/ 4520

Not designed with knit cuffs,


cuffs are elastic for a secure fit

Back Panel

3M Protective Coverall 4540+

3M Protective Coverall 4545

Enhanced performance
and comfort

P erformance combined
with softness

Helps protect against


certain light liquid splashes
and hazardous dusts,
including nuclear particles

Helps protect against certain


light liquid splashes, hazardous
dusts and biological contaminants
(tested to EN14126*)

Breathable, SMMMS fabric


back panel helps improve air
ventilation and reduce heat
build-up

Reinforced gusset for extra


durability

Reinforced gusset for


extra durability

Only available in
a hooded option.

Only available in
a hooded option.

4. Candex Ultra
/ 4520

3M Protective Coverall 4565


Back Panel

Thermographic Images
Person active for 15 minutes

E xtra protection with


lightweight comfort
Helps protect against certain
hazardous dusts, light liquid
chemical splashes, and low
pressure liquid sprays
Taped seams for extra protection

3M Protective
Coverall 4540+ without
breathable panel

*Consult class results in Technical Data Sheet


or User Instructions for more information.

3M Protective
Coverall 4540+ with
breathable panel

Offers protection from certain


biological contaminants (tested to
EN14126**)
Only available in
a hooded option.

Complementary
Accessories

From head to toe,


weve got you covered
with a full range of
add-on options to give
your workers the body
protection they need.
Microporous PE Laminate
Offers a good barrier against
hazardous particles and light liquid
splashes, while the micropores allow
for some breathability.

Polypropylene
Light duty protection against nonhazardous liquids and dust. Offers a
good barrier against particles.

Lab Coats
3M Protective Lab
Coat 4400

3M Protective
Lab Coat 4440

Overboot and Overshoe Covers


3M Protective
Overboot Cover 440
(With standard sole)

3M Protective
Overshoe Cover 402

3M Protective
Overboot Cover 450
(With slip-resistant
sole)

3M Protective
Overshoe Cover 442

Arm and Head Covers


3M Protective
Oversleeve 444

3M Protective
Hair Net 407

Products held up to high standards of protectionproven, ongoing dedication to occupational safety


thats the 3M difference. Well continue to lead the way with advanced solutions to help protect workers
with a commitment that extends from head to toe!
Asbestos Abatement and Inspection
Exposure to Radioactive Particles
Lead Abatement (1)
Mold Remediation/Mold Spores
Animal Waste (solid)
Fertilizer Application (Dry/Granular)
Pesticide Application (Dry/Granular)
Pesticide Application (Liquid)

4510

4515

4520

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4535

4540+

4545

Cleaning and Maintenance

Non-hazardous Aerosols (sprays)


Non-hazardous Liquids
Non-hazardous Solids

Paint/Coating Spraying
Paint/Coating Spraying (with Isocyanate paints)(3)
Powder Coating

Pharmaceutical/
Cleanroom

Clean Room Applications (ISO Class 1 - 3)


Clean Room Applications (ISO Class 4 - 9)
Pharmaceutical Powder Handling

Welding/
Metalwork

Metal Grinding
Metal particulate (chromium, beryllium, etc)
Metal Polishing
Welding (worn over appropriate welding garment)

4565

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Coal Dust
Electronics/Circuit Board Assembly (2)
Fiberglass/Cellulose Insulation Installation
Food Processing
General Industrial Clean-up and Processing
General Powder Handling
Lime Handling
Liquid Chemical Handling
Liquid Chemical Transfer
Warehousing
Woodworking

Non-Hazardous
Operations

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4530

Blood
Bodily Fluids
Hazardous Biological Aerosol
Dirt (general)
General Industrial Clean-up and Processing
Grease (general)
Light-duty Building Cleaning
Machine or Vehicle Maintenance
Maintenance (Refinery)
Sewage

Painting

General Industry/Manufacturing

Biological/
Biohazard

Agriculture

Abatement/
Remediation

Application

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(1) Suggested if working with heat or open flames


(2) For applications conducted in a controlled environment refer to Cleanroom Applications
(3) Where heavy liquid contact is anticipated, contact 3M Technical Service at 1-800-243-4630
As with any PPE, the selection of protective Apparel should be based on the specific workplace conditions and results of the workplace specific PPE hazard assessment
conducted by a competent person knowledgeable of the actual working conditions and limitation of the PPE. Contact 3M Technical Service for specific chemical permeation,
penetration, and repellency data.

Suggested l
Acceptable Alternative

*Contact 3M Technical Service for specific chemical permeation, penetration, repellency data, and biological data.

Which 3M Protective Coverall is Right for You?

Aspect

Standard

Protective
Clothing

EN 340

Type 6
Splash

EN 13034/(EN ISO 17491-4)

Type 5 Dust EN ISO 13982-1

4510 4515 4520 4530 4535 4540+ 4545 4565

Type 4
Spray

EN 14605/(EN ISO 17491-4)

Type 3
Spray

EN 14605/(EN ISO 17491-3)

Biohazard1

EN 14126/ASTM F 1670

Anti-Static1

EN 11492

Nuclear

EN 1073-2

Flame
Resistance

ISO 144163 Index 1

4
Consult class results in Technical Data Sheet or User Instructions for more information
All apparel must be grounded for anti-static treatment to be effective
Must be worn over ISO 14416 Index 2 or 3 garments and not worn next to skin when
flame resistance is needed
4
Cuffs are not flame resistant
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For more information on 3M Protective Apparel, visit


3M.com/protectivecoveralls. Or contact your 3M representative.

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Important Notice
This guide is only an outline. It should not be used as the only means for selecting protective apparel. Before using any protective apparel, the wearer must read and understand
the user instructions for each product. Specific country legislation must be observed. If in doubt, contact a safety professional. Selections of the most appropriate PPE will depend
on the particular situation and should only be made by a competent person knowledgeable of the actual working conditions and the limitations of PPE.
Final determination as to the suitability of these products for a particular situation is the employers responsibility. This information is subject to revision at any time. Always read
and follow all User Instructions supplied with your 3M Protective Coveralls in order to ensure correct operation. If you have questions contact 3M Technical Service.
WARRANTY: 3M will replace or refund the purchase price of any Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division (OH&ESD) product found to be defective
in material, manufacture, or not in conformance with any express warranty. This warranty is exclusive and is in lieu of any implied warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Except as provided above, 3M shall not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage, whether direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential
arising out of the sale, use or misuse of 3M OH&ESD products, or the users inability to use such products. THESE REMEDIES SET FORTH HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE.

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Occupational Health and
Environmental Safety Division
3M Center
Building 235-2NW-70
St. Paul, MN 55144-1000

For More Information


3M Canada Company OH&ESD
P.O. Box 5757
London, Ontario N6A 4T1
Canada

Technical Assistance in U.S.


1-800-243-4630
3M.com/PPESafety or m.3M.com/PPESafety
Technical Assistance in Canada 1-800-267-4414
3M.ca/Safety

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